Over the years like many people I’ve gone through many cell phones, and also plenty of chargers. At this point while having a smartphone is a great thing such devices have so many aps that if you actually use said phone the battery life goes fast. It doesn’t help that many people have different types of phones as well, so if you encounter a person with an iPhone when you have a Android, well you are out of luck. I’ve also encountered so many chargers that have gone bad either due to the wires being frayed or the connector stop working, which is frustrating. I don’t have an alarm clock so my phone is my alarm and if you do work (even if its just part time) being able to wake up and make it to work on time is pretty important.
In an ideal world all chargers would just work for every phone but then no one would ever buy chargers half the time and those who like to mooch off of others would never give those poor folks back their chargers. Trust me I’ve dealt with people refusing to buy a charger and borrowing mine in the process, although currently that’s what I’m doing (the person I borrowed it from has a spare though so I’m only half mooching) so I can’t really argue. Someday phones will be self-charging, maybe, but I doubt it since cell phone companies make money off of you having to purchase extras for your phone all the time. Mostly just chargers, unfortunately. I too dream of a wireless world that could only happen someday.